Meesho Appoints Debdoot Mukherjee As Chief Data Scientist

Meesho has announced the appointment of Debdoot Mukherjee as Chief Data Scientist. He will oversee the company’s efforts to make every pillar of the e-commerce marketplace smarter and more efficient with the use of AI.

Debdoot will lead the current 30 member strong AI team at Meesho and strengthen it by 3x by the end of the year. A tech-first company, Meesho leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to build effective recommendation algorithms and optimize logistics for over 5 lakh sellers on the platform. Machine learning models help fuel discoverability of a massive catalog of products through personalized storefronts and ensure smooth delivery of orders, thereby enhancing customer experience. In 2021, Meesho witnessed 17x growth in direct-to-platform customers and ~1600% growth in direct to platform (customer) orders YoY.

Debdoot joins Meesho with over 14 years of experience in developing large scale recommender systems, under his belt. Previously, he held multiple leadership roles at companies like ShareChat, Hike and Myntra. Notably, under Debdoot’s leadership, his team at ShareChat and Moj created a state of the art feed ranking system and developed AI models that significantly improved user retention and engagement. He is a double gold medalist from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.

With this latest addition, the company has further strengthened its leadership team having recently appointed multiple leaders across key verticals. These include Harsh Chaudhary - CXO, Monetisation, Sourabh Pandey - Head, Fulfillment & Experience and L N Swaminathan - Head, Seller Growth.
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